Clytemnestra and Chorus 4

from by David Avidor and Nicole V. Gagné

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CLYTEMNESTRA AND CHORUS 4

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Vera Beren - Clytemnestra - voice
David Avidor - Emax, percussion
Nicole V. Gagné - percussion
Robert Ashley - Chorus 4 - voice


CLYTEMNESTRA
Cassandra go to
prepare thy selfe with my maydes
kindlest thou the sparkes at the altars

destiny deales gently with thee
more modest should thou be

captives geven out among the vulgar sorte
a stepdame have whose wrath wil worke theyr woe

divelish are
the wicked and ungracious stocke that winnest spoyles
above theyr hopes

wee who beare the swaye heere
longe have ruld with majesty
from the Gods wee do fetch our noble ligne
and so are by fath conjoyned fast
that thou shalt receyve thy due


CHORUS 4
chylde
fast clogde in snares
in the sacred ropes of fortune


CLYTEMNESTRA
I speake out to her
but shee stands not weting what to do
is shee so savage that shee dost faynt to talke

why dost thou loyter so
do as I say


CHORUS 4
come downe


CLYTEMNESTRA
deale I cannot with delay nor linger any more

an heyferd lilly whight a wayteth at myne aulter
the pype in sacryfice melodiously doth sounde
celebrating a delyght greatter than any wee did hope for

gyrl come apart with mee now

hale her on that shee may followe that way my spouse is gon


CHORUS 4
goe with the lady doe as shee urges


CLYTEMNESTRA
shee is wounded in her wits
snatcht from the losed rout of Troy
stil with her mynd beseging round

hereafter shall I tame her
shee must be kept with bridle at my will
wherby the more shee strives with corage cranke
the more shee teares and rents her ungracious saucy face

thy selfe dost thou haylefellowe with us esteeme
a manly stomacke stout thou hast with swelling hawty hart
subdued with sorrow learne thou shall to play a womans part


CHORUS 4
pity pearst our heart
to see her in holy day attyre face as pale as ashes

come let us ease her

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from AGAMEMNON, released September 26, 2012

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